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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

16 Jul 2017

Papua New Guinea PM wins seat in general election as votes are tallied

SYDNEY The prime minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peter O'Neill, has won a fourth term in Parliament, but the South Pacific nation is still no clearer on who will lead it through a period of economic uncertainty.

16 Jul 2017

Australia urges China to release dissident Liu Xiaobo's widow

SYDNEY Australia on Sunday called for China to lift curbs on the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of liver cancer in custody last week.

16 Jul 2017

Australia urges China to release dissident Liu Xiaobo's widow

SYDNEY Australia on Sunday called for China to lift curbs on the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of liver cancer in custody last week.

09 Jul 2017

Australian PM to inaugurate French work in lucrative DCNS submarines deal

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is due on Sunday to inaugurate at a French shipyard work on a new fleet of submarines that will form the centrepiece of Australia’s defence strategy for decades to come.

02 Jul 2017

Voting in Papua New Guinea marred by problems with electoral rolls, disruptions

SYDNEY Polling in Papua New Guinea has been hampered by reports of disruptions and voters being left off the electoral roll, but the head of an international election observer group said on Sunday there was no evidence they were deliberate.

01 Jul 2017

Australia, New Zealand launch trade negotiations with Pacific Alliance

SYDNEY Australia and New Zealand each announced on Saturday the start of free trade agreement negotiations with the Pacific Alliance trade bloc.

01 Jul 2017

Australian counter terrorism police charge two teens with weapons offences

SYDNEY Australian counter terrorism police on Saturday charged two teenage men with selling weapons and drugs, saying they were on the periphery of a large number of terror suspects being monitored.

25 Jun 2017

Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally

SYDNEY Australian police fired pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday, the latest protest held by anti-immigration groups in the country.

24 Jun 2017

Papua New Guinea begins voting amid economic uncertainty

SYDNEY Papua New Guinea (PNG) began voting for a new parliament on Saturday in a two-week-long election to decide who will lead the resource-rich nation through a period of significant economic uncertainty.

24 Jun 2017

Australia welcomes charges against alleged Bali bombing mastermind

SYDNEY Australia on Saturday welcomed charges against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people were killed, including 88 Australians.

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